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Chen Chen: Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Chen Chen will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions. Portrait by Margarita Corporan In his highly anticipated second collection of poems, Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency, Chen Chen continues his investigation of family, both blood and chosen, examining what one inherits and what […]

Cynthia Dewi Oka: A Tinderbox in Three Acts

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Cynthia Dewi Oka will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions. In her fourth poetry collection, Cynthia Dewi Oka performs a lyric accounting of the anti-Communist genocide of 1965, which, led by the Indonesian military and with American assistance, erased and devastated millions of lives in […]

Matt Donovan: The Dug-Up Gun Museum

Writers & Books Online 740 University Ave, Rochester, NY

Matt Donovan will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions. The Dug-Up Gun Museum confronts our country’s obsession with guns to explore America’s deep-seated political divisions and issues linked to violence, race, power, and privilege. Taking its title from an actual museum located in Wyoming, this […]

Craig Morgan Teicher, editor: Little Mr. Prose Poem: Selected Poems of Russell Edson

Writers & Books Online 740 University Ave, Rochester, NY

Craig Morgan Teicher will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions. A seminal voice in American prose poetry from the sixties onward, Russell Edson’s (1935-2014) career is surveyed in a single volume edited for our times, presenting a new and contemporary view of a poet of […]

Luther Hughes: A Shiver in the Leaves

Writers & Books Online 740 University Ave, Rochester, NY

Luther Hughes will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions. A Shiver in the Leaves is stunningly cinematic in its layered portrayal of the never-ending dualities of a queer Black poet’s life in the city. Hughes's interrogation of selfhood renders a sharply intimate and viscerally powerful […]

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